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Nuremberg Railway Museum is the official DB museum. On this picture you can see a mockup of the ICE and an old high-speed DMU 'Flying Hamburger' from the thirties.
Photo/copyright by Michael.Kuperberg@gmx.net
|Half a car of the SVT 877 "Fliegender Hamburger". Built 1932 by WUMAG, it reached an experimental speed of 175 km/h and had a regular speed limit of 160 km/h. Two diesel engines powered two traction motors in the middle articulated bogie. From 1933 to 1939 it was used between Berlin and Hamburg, taking 138 minutes, a speed unsurpassed until 1997. After the war used by the French army, then 1949 to 1957 in service for the DB. For lack of space (?) the end car "a" was cut in half and the front half shown in the museum, the rest scrapped. Verkehrsmuseum Nürnberg. 2011-02-02.|